Statement of EDF General Counsel Vickie Patton

“America’s Clean Power Plan is grounded in law and science, and will help safeguard our communities from the extreme weather that has exacted a grim toll in lives lost and forever disrupted. Today we join with millions of Americans and a coalition unprecedented in its diversity and breadth — including numerous states and cities, former Republican heads of EPA, leading businesses such as Google and Apple, numerous power companies, the America Lung Association and many more — defending the Clean Power Plan in the race against time to address the climate crisis.”

– Vickie Patton, general counsel for Environmental Defense Fund (which is a party to the case)